The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 287 236 284
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +48
Contract jobs citing vSphere 145 190 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.86% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 6.27% 9.22% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 129 106
Median daily rate £475 £408 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.56% +13.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.29% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £22.83 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -26.31%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2314 2060 1981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.68% 9.30% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1653 1392 1245
Median daily rate £440 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 140 155
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £34.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +5.60%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 26 £525 +26.88% 6
Croydon -14 3 £438 -
Chessington - 1 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 237 (83.16%) VMware
2 158 (55.44%) Windows
3 141 (49.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 103 (36.14%) Active Directory
4 103 (36.14%) Windows Server
5 102 (35.79%) Linux
6 100 (35.09%) Microsoft
7 92 (32.28%) Finance
8 81 (28.42%) Cisco
9 68 (23.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (21.75%) MS Exchange
10 62 (21.75%) Unix
10 62 (21.75%) ITIL
10 62 (21.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 60 (21.05%) Puppet
12 58 (20.35%) Citrix
13 57 (20.00%) DevOps
14 56 (19.65%) Java
15 55 (19.30%) HP
16 53 (18.60%) PowerShell
17 51 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
17 51 (17.89%) VMware ESX
18 49 (17.19%) SAN
19 46 (16.14%) Firewall
20 45 (15.79%) DNS
21 44 (15.44%) Configuration Management
22 43 (15.09%) Cloud Foundry
23 42 (14.74%) Bash Shell
24 39 (13.68%) MS Excel
25 38 (13.33%) Apache

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 62 (21.75%) MS Exchange
2 43 (15.09%) Cloud Foundry
3 38 (13.33%) Apache
4 35 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (10.53%) OpenStack
5 30 (10.53%) Tomcat
6 21 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (4.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (4.21%) IIS
9 9 (3.16%) Node.js
9 9 (3.16%) WebSphere
10 7 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (2.46%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (2.11%) SharePoint
11 6 (2.11%) Skype for Business
12 4 (1.40%) JBoss
13 3 (1.05%) Confluence
14 2 (0.70%) CloudStack
14 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.21%) MS Office
3 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (6.67%) PaaS
4 17 (5.96%) Heroku
5 7 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.46%) Mimecast
5 7 (2.46%) Office 365
6 3 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.05%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.05%) SaaS
7 2 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.70%) GitHub
7 2 (0.70%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.70%) IaaS
8 1 (0.35%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (17.19%) SAN
2 46 (16.14%) Firewall
3 45 (15.79%) DNS
4 29 (10.18%) TCP/IP
5 25 (8.77%) LAN
6 24 (8.42%) NetScaler
7 22 (7.72%) LDAP
7 22 (7.72%) WAN
8 17 (5.96%) DHCP
9 14 (4.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (4.56%) VLAN
10 13 (4.56%) VPN
11 10 (3.51%) Network Security
12 9 (3.16%) Internet
12 9 (3.16%) NAS
13 8 (2.81%) Wireless
14 7 (2.46%) SSL
15 4 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (1.40%) MPLS
15 4 (1.40%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.91%) Apache Cassandra
2 14 (4.91%) Redis
3 12 (4.21%) MySQL
4 8 (2.81%) DB2
5 7 (2.46%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.70%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (7.37%) Jenkins
2 18 (6.32%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.46%) Hudson
4 5 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.40%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.40%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.05%) Maven
7 2 (0.70%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.70%) GitLab
7 2 (0.70%) JIRA
7 2 (0.70%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.70%) Subversion
7 2 (0.70%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.35%) Ant
8 1 (0.35%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.35%) Gradle
8 1 (0.35%) jMock
8 1 (0.35%) JUnit
8 1 (0.35%) Mockito
General
1 92 (32.28%) Finance
2 24 (8.42%) Banking
3 17 (5.96%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.51%) Retail
4 10 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.81%) Law
5 8 (2.81%) Legal
6 6 (2.11%) Advertising
7 4 (1.40%) Back Office
7 4 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.05%) Games
9 2 (0.70%) Electronics
9 2 (0.70%) Front Office
9 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.70%) Marketing
9 2 (0.70%) Publishing
10 1 (0.35%) German Language
10 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (22.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (16.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (12.63%) VMware Engineer
4 31 (10.88%) Linux Engineer
5 27 (9.47%) Analyst
6 20 (7.02%) Cloud Engineer
7 18 (6.32%) Support Analyst
8 17 (5.96%) Wintel Engineer
9 16 (5.61%) Administrator
9 16 (5.61%) Architect
9 16 (5.61%) Citrix Engineer
9 16 (5.61%) Unix Engineer
10 15 (5.26%) Server Engineer
11 14 (4.91%) Infrastructure Support
11 14 (4.91%) Windows Engineer
12 13 (4.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 13 (4.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 12 (4.21%) Unix Linux Engineer
14 11 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 11 (3.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.72%) Web Services
2 19 (6.67%) .NET
3 14 (4.91%) RabbitMQ
4 13 (4.56%) HTML
5 11 (3.86%) Middleware
6 7 (2.46%) LAMP
7 2 (0.70%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.70%) Symfony
7 2 (0.70%) WPF
7 2 (0.70%) ZeroMQ
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.35%) jQuery
8 1 (0.35%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.35%) PowerMock
8 1 (0.35%) REST
8 1 (0.35%) RESTEasy
8 1 (0.35%) RESTful
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 1 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.72%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 13 (4.56%) EMC VNX
4 11 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.86%) Clustering
5 10 (3.51%) Replication
6 9 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.75%) FMCG
9 4 (1.40%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.05%) VCE vBlock
11 2 (0.70%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.70%) HP Storage
11 2 (0.70%) IBM XIV
11 2 (0.70%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.70%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.70%) Web 2.0
12 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 158 (55.44%) Windows
2 103 (36.14%) Windows Server
3 102 (35.79%) Linux
4 68 (23.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (21.75%) Unix
5 62 (21.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (9.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (8.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (6.32%) Windows 7
9 16 (5.61%) Solaris
10 14 (4.91%) AIX
11 13 (4.56%) CentOS
12 11 (3.86%) Mac OS X
12 11 (3.86%) SUSE
13 10 (3.51%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (2.46%) Windows 10
15 4 (1.40%) Windows 8
16 3 (1.05%) Android
16 3 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.75%) ITIL
2 57 (20.00%) DevOps
3 51 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (15.44%) Configuration Management
5 37 (12.98%) Migration
6 27 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 26 (9.12%) Mentoring
8 25 (8.77%) Project Management
8 25 (8.77%) Security Patching
9 21 (7.37%) Coaching
9 21 (7.37%) Continuous Delivery
9 21 (7.37%) Service Management
10 19 (6.67%) Software Engineering
11 18 (6.32%) ITSM
11 18 (6.32%) TDD
12 17 (5.96%) Server Building
13 16 (5.61%) Change Management
14 15 (5.26%) ITIL V3
14 15 (5.26%) Open Source
15 14 (4.91%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (19.65%) Java
2 53 (18.60%) PowerShell
3 42 (14.74%) Bash Shell
4 35 (12.28%) Ruby
5 33 (11.58%) Python
6 28 (9.82%) Perl
7 20 (7.02%) Shell Script
8 18 (6.32%) Go
8 18 (6.32%) SQL
9 15 (5.26%) C#
10 8 (2.81%) Korn
11 7 (2.46%) VBScript
12 6 (2.11%) JavaScript
12 6 (2.11%) VB
13 4 (1.40%) PHP
14 3 (1.05%) C
15 2 (0.70%) AWK
15 2 (0.70%) Groovy
15 2 (0.70%) sed
Qualifications
1 28 (9.82%) Cisco Certification
1 28 (9.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 26 (9.12%) CCNA
3 24 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (6.67%) MCSE
5 15 (5.26%) Degree
6 13 (4.56%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.51%) MCITP
7 10 (3.51%) SC Cleared
8 8 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.11%) CCNP
10 5 (1.75%) MCSA
10 5 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.05%) CCSA
11 3 (1.05%) CCSE
11 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.05%) RHCE
12 2 (0.70%) MCP
12 2 (0.70%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.70%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.16%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.46%) SLA
3 6 (2.11%) COBIT
4 4 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 141 (49.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (36.14%) Active Directory
3 51 (17.89%) VMware ESX
4 33 (11.58%) Hyper-V
4 33 (11.58%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (10.18%) XenApp
6 27 (9.47%) Docker
7 14 (4.91%) vCloud
8 12 (4.21%) XenDesktop
9 9 (3.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 8 (2.81%) NFS
11 5 (1.75%) KVM
11 5 (1.75%) Samba
12 4 (1.40%) XenServer
13 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.70%) Xen
15 1 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
15 1 (0.35%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 60 (21.05%) Puppet
2 28 (9.82%) Nagios
2 28 (9.82%) SCOM
3 26 (9.12%) FreeIPA
3 26 (9.12%) Icinga
4 25 (8.77%) SCCM
5 21 (7.37%) SELinux
6 19 (6.67%) Ansible
7 17 (5.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 16 (5.61%) Kubernetes
9 13 (4.56%) HP SIM
9 13 (4.56%) NetBackup
9 13 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (4.21%) Red Hat Satellite
11 10 (3.51%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 9 (3.16%) Backup Exec
12 9 (3.16%) EdgeSight
13 8 (2.81%) Capistrano
13 8 (2.81%) vMotion
14 7 (2.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 237 (83.16%) VMware
2 100 (35.09%) Microsoft
3 81 (28.42%) Cisco
4 58 (20.35%) Citrix
5 55 (19.30%) HP
6 33 (11.58%) Red Hat
7 30 (10.53%) NetApp
8 29 (10.18%) EMC
9 24 (8.42%) Splunk
10 22 (7.72%) Dell
11 20 (7.02%) IBM
12 17 (5.96%) Oracle
13 14 (4.91%) AppSense
14 13 (4.56%) Akamai
15 12 (4.21%) CheckPoint
16 11 (3.86%) CA
16 11 (3.86%) SolarWinds
17 9 (3.16%) CommVault
17 9 (3.16%) Symantec
17 9 (3.16%) Veeam
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